Lululemon Sizing and Fittings Guide (Men – Women Chart)

Lululemon has grown to be one of the most popular athletic apparel brands on the planet. From their women’s yoga leggings to their men’s shorts, t-shirts and hoodies, Lululemon has been producing high-quality products for the fitness industry.

If you’ve ever shopped at Lululemon, you know that the sizing and fittings can be a little confusing. Some pieces seem to run small, while others seem to be oversized. So, how can you make sure you’re getting the right size when you shop?

The first is that the brand offers both standard and plus sizes. So, if you’re not sure which size to order, you can always go with the standard size.

In fact, many customers find that they need to size up when ordering Lululemon clothing. To help you further, here’s a breakdown of sizing and fittings:

Lululemon Sizing Guide with Chart (Men)

Men are typically one size smaller than their pant size. So if you’re a size 28-29″ in pants, you’re probably a size 8 in lululemon.

If you’re ordering online and not sure about your lululemon size, go for the larger size. It’s better to have clothes that are a bit bigger than small!

If you’re between sizes, we recommend choosing the smaller of the two sizes. The fabric is really stretchy and it will just fit more snugly.

Size Chest Waist Hips
XS 33″ 28 34
S 36″ 30 36
M 39″ 32 38
L 42″ 35 41
XL 45″ 38 44
XXL 48 42″ 48

Finding the Right Fit:

Lululemon’s pants are designed to sit 2 to 3 inches below your natural waist, so if your waist measures 33″, you will need a 34 size pants.

Pro Tip: To make sure your waist is the right size, you should measure your waist and add an inch.

When you are in the middle of a sizing range, think about how you would like the pant to fit for the activity you will be doing.

Men’s Shorts Size Guide with Chart

While most brands have their own sizing charts, Lululemon is one brand that has a specific sizing and fitting guide for its shorts.

The first step is to measure your waist size in inches. This can be done by wrapping a tape measure around your waist, at the navel.

Once you have your waist size, you can use the chart below to find your corresponding shorts size.

Size Waist Hip
XS 28″ 34″
S 30″ 36″
M 32″ 38″
L 35″ 41″
XL 38″ 44″
XXL 41″ 47″


Pro Tip: They are quite long! If you like shorter shorts, you’ll need to order one size down.

Shorts Categories and their Sizes:

Lululemon sizing can be a little tricky because they have several different types of shorts – Athletic Shorts, Liner Shorts, and Chino Shorts in different sizes.

To find the right size for Lululemon shorts, you’ll need to first determine which type of shorts you are looking for. Then, use the sizing table below each category to find your correct size.

Athletic Shorts: Athletic Shorts are designed for activities like running, biking, or working out. They are made of a stretchy fabric and typically have a shorter inseam than Liner or Chino Shorts.

Size Inches
XS 0-2
S 4-6
M 8-10
L 12-14
XL 16-18


Liner Shorts: Liner Shorts are designed to be worn under other shorts or skirts. They are made of a lightweight, breathable fabric and have a longer inseam than Athletic Shorts.

Size Inches
XS 0-2
S 4-6
M 8-10
L 12-14
XL 16-18


Chino Shorts: Chino Shorts are designed to be worn as everyday shorts. They are made of a heavier, more structured fabric and have a longer inseam than Athletic and Liner Shorts.

Size Inches
XS 2-4
S 6-8
M 10-12
L 14-16
XL 18-20
XXL 22-24

If you are in-between sizes, Lululemon recommends sizing up. For example, if you are a size 6 in Athletic Shorts, you would size up to an 8 in Chino Shorts

Men’s Tops Size Guide with Chart

To ensure you get the best possible fit, it’s important to understand the different types of fits Lululemon offers as well as the corresponding sizing.

In general, Lululemon tops are offered in four different fits: relaxed, classic, tailored, and slim.

  • Relaxed fit tops are characterized by a more relaxed silhouette and are generally larger in size.
  • Classic fit tops have a more tailored look and typically fit true to size.
  • Tailored fit tops are slimmer than classic fit and are designed for those with a trimmer build.
  • Finally, slim-fit tops are the most fitted and are meant for those with a more athletic build.

Sizing also varies depending on the type of top. T-shirts, polo shirts, and button-down shirts typically come in standard sizing, while long sleeve and short sleeve shirts are offered in both standard and “tall” sizes. Tank tops are available in both standard and “petite” sizes, which are designed for those with a smaller build.

Below is a general sizing chart to help you choose the best fit top for you.

Size Chest
XS                35″
S                37″
M                39″

Tops categories and their sizes:

Lululemon sizing and fittings for different categories can be a little confusing, so we wanted to put together this guide to help you find the perfect fit.

T-Shirts: Lululemon T-Shirts typically come in four different sizes: XS, S, M, and L.  However, the fit of these sizes can vary depending on the style of the T-Shirt. For example, the Lululemon Tie-Dye Tee has a looser fit than the Lululemon Crew Tee.

Polo Shirts: There are six sizes available at Lululemon Polos: XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL. The Lululemon Slim Fit Polo has a more fitted fit than the Lululemon Classic Polo.

Button-Down Shirts: In general, Lululemon Button-Down Shirts are available in four sizes: XXS, XS, S, and M.  The Lululemon Washed Shirt has a more relaxed fit than the Lululemon Tailored Shirt.

Long Sleeve Shirts: Lululemon Long Sleeve Shirts come in four different sizes: XXS, XS, S, and M.  The fit of these sizes can also vary depending on the style of the Long Sleeve Shirt. Lululemon Striped Crew has a more fitted fit than the Lululemon Flannel Shirt.

Short-Sleeve Shirts: Lululemon Short-Sleeve Shirts typically come in four different sizes: XXS, XS, S, and M.  The Lululemon V-Neck Tee has a more relaxed fit than the Lululemon Woven Shirt.

Tank Tops: Typically, Lululemon Tank Tops are available in four different sizes: XXS, XS, S, and M.  Sizes can also vary according to the style of Tank Tops. The Lululemon Align Tank, for example, has a better fit than the Lululemon Seamless Tank.

Men’s Bottoms Size Guide and Chart

We’ve put together this lululemon sizing guide for men – to help you find the perfect pair of pants, shorts or trousers for your body type.

Before we get started, it’s important to know that lululemon sizing can vary depending on the style and cut of the pants. So, always consult the size chart before you make your purchase.

Size Waist Hip
26 27″ 33″
27 28″ 34″
28 29″ 35″
29 30″ 36″
30 31″ 37″
31 32″ 38″
32 33″ 39″
33 34″ 40″
34 35″ 41″
35 36″ 42″
36 37″ 43″
37 38″ 44″

Bottoms Categories and their Sizes:

Now, let’s take a look at the different types of men’s bottoms that lululemon offers:

Trousers: Sizes range from 26 to 46. They are available in classic fit sizes usually 32” and 34” in length, designed for on the move made from warpstreme fabric.

Joggers: Sizes range from slim, classic, and relaxed fit. They are made of vent light fabric with 28”, 30”, 32” lengths or can be tailored to your specific measurements.

Sweatpants: Sizes range from slim, classic, and relaxed fit. The inseam on sweatpants is usually 29”.

Trackpants: Sizes range from slim fit to relaxed fit perfect for training and workouts. The inseam on track pants is usually 30”, made with lightweight fabric.

Tights: Sizes range from XS to XL. Lululemon offers two types of tights – the tight legging and the tight pant. The tight legging has an inseam of 28”, while the tight pant has an inseam of 30”. Both styles are designed to fit snugly against your body.

Lululemon Sizing Guide with Chart (Women)

Most women know that Lululemon’s sizing is a little different than other brands. For example, a size 4 in Lululemon is equivalent to a size 6 or 8 in other brands. So it’s important to know your measurements and which size to order when shopping online or in-store.

You should be aware that lululemon sizes are not likely to match your dress sizes if you are on the smaller end of the size spectrum.  Lulu sizes are really like XXS, not the same as dresses.  XS or 0/2 are equivalent to Lulu 4.  Those in sizes 6-8 and above will get close to your usual dress size.  Hence, don’t trust the number on the label. It might be different.

The chart below is for the women’s line of Lululemon pants. As you can see, the waist size increases along with the hip size. So, if you are looking for a size 4 it has a 24.5” waist and a 35” hip, while a size 10 has a 30.5” waist and a 41” hip in lululemon. In the chart below you can check the comparison with regular standard sizes

Size Bust Waist Hip Regular Standard
2 30” 22.5″ 33″ 32” 34”
4 32” 24.5″ 35″ 32” 34”
6 34” 26.5″ 37″ 32” 34”
8 36” 28.5″ 39″ 32” 34”
10 38” 30.5″ 41″ 32” 34”
12 40” 32.5″ 43″ 32” 34”

Women’s Shorts Size Guide with Chart

Ladies, if you’re looking for some new workout shorts this summer, Lululemon is definitely the place to go. But before you run to the store or shop online, it’s important to know their sizing and fittings guide.

Unlike other brands, Lululemon shorts are designed with a bit of a different fit. They’re meant to be snug and fitted, but not too tight. So if you’re used to buying baggy or oversized shorts, you might need to size up when shopping at Lulu’s.

Most of their shorts come in sizes 0-20. And while they do have a few petite and plus-size options, the vast majority of their shorts are designed for women with average body types.

Size      Waist Hip
0 21 1/2″ 31 1/2″
2 23″ 33″
4 25″ 35″
6 27″ 37″
8 29″ 39″
10 31″ 41″
12 33″ 43″
14 38″ 47″

Shorts Categories and their Sizes:

Lululemon offers a variety of different shorts styles and sizes. They have high-waisted, mid-rise and low-rise options. The brand recommends that women order one size up from their regular pant size. For example, if you wear a size 4 in pants, you should order a size 6 in Lululemon shorts.

Hotty Hot Shorts: Hotty Hot Shorts are designed for a high-intensity workout in a lightweight, stretchy fabric. There are two types of shorts: the low rise and high rise, in sizes 2.5″ to 4″.

Speed Up: The Speed Up shorts are designed for running and feature a shorter inseam available in 0-20 sizes. You can choose between mid-rise lined shorts in sizes 4″ and low-rise lined shorts in 2.5″ and high-rise lined shorts in 2.5″.

Lululemon Align Shorts: The Align shorts are made with compression fabric and are intended to provide support. They come in sizes 0-20 sizes. From high rise to super high rise, there is a variety of shorts in 4” 6” and 8” shorts.

Wonder Train Shorts: These Wonder Train shorts feature an inseam length that’s longer than most shorts and a high-waisted cut that’s only available in high-waisted shorts. They are available in sizes 0-20.

Women’s Tops Size Guide with Chart

Lululemon wants you to feel your best in their gear. That’s why they offer a comprehensive sizing guide to help you find the perfect fit for your body and your active lifestyle.
Whether you’re looking for a cropped top or waist-length, the sizing guide will help you find the perfect top for your body type.

They also offer a variety of different fits, including relaxed fit, slim fit, and athletic fit. So no matter what your body type is, they have a top perfectly fit for you.

Here is a sizing chart to help you find the right size for you:

Size Chest
XS/S 32″
M/L 36″
L/XL 42″
0 28 1/2″
2 30″
4 32″
6 34″
8 36″
10 38″
12 40″
14 42″

Tops Categories and their Sizes:

Different styles of clothing fit differently, so it’s important to understand the different sizing categories before you make your purchase.
There are six main TOPS sizing categories:

Lululemon Align: Align tops are the most relaxed and oversized fit, designed for Yoga. They are made of Buttery-Soft Nulu Fabric. If you want a cropped or waist length, go for an Align top.

Swiftly: Swiftly tops are designed for a more athletic build. They are looser fitting and have more minimal seams and mesh construction than Align tops. They are available in regular or shorter race lengths.

Ebb to Street: Ebb to Street tops are designed for yoga and training and have a tighter fit than Swiftly tops made of soft stretch fabric with minimal seams. They are available in regular or cropped lengths.

Sculpt: Sculpt tops are the most class fit that floats away from your body of all the TOPS categories. They are made of sweat-wicking fabric with mesh panels and are available in regular or cropped lengths.

Cool Racerback: This is a special category of top that isn’t broken down into sizes but is instead based on the fit of the shirt. Cool Racerbacks are designed to be tighter fitting and more form-fitting, made of buttery soft Mulu fabric that tight fits and contours your body.

All Yours: This is another special category of top that isn’t broken down into sizes. All Yours tops are designed to be very flowy and relaxed, made with super soft vitasea fabric perfect for when you want to feel comfortable and free.

Women’s Bottoms Size Guide

There’s no need to guess when it comes to buying the perfect pair of bottoms. With this easy-to-follow size guide, you can shop with confidence and find the right size every time.

Size Waist Hip
0 21 1/2″ 31 1/2″
2 23″ 33″
4 25″ 35″
6 27″ 37″
8 29″ 39″
10 31″ 41″

Bottoms Categories and their Sizes:

There is a total of six categories in the bottoms section.

Leggings: Leggings are tight-fitting bottom that is made from a stretchy material. There are six different categories of women’s leggings with high-rise, crops high rise types of leggings. The sizes are available from 0-20 inches and from Medium to Xtra Large. Suppose if you have a 27” waist and 5’10” heigh you should go for 5 or 6 sizes.

Sweatpants: Sweatpants are comfortable and relaxed bottom that is perfect for lounging around the house. They are available in Short, tall, and plus sizes and 22” to 41” length options. Let’s suppose you are 5’9” with a 25’’ to 27” waist you can choose 5 or 6 sizes in sweatpants.

Joggers: Joggers are relaxed and comfortable bottoms that are available for different activities such as training, jogging, travel etc. They are available in three different categories mid-rise, high rise, and a super high rise with 0-33 sizes. Joggers 6 size is perfect for 25” to 27” waist. The lululemon size guide for joggers recommends ordering your regular size.

Capris: Capris are a comfortable and relaxed bottom that is perfect for running errands or going to the gym. They are available in 0-20.

Track pants: Track pants are a relaxed and comfortable bottom that is perfect for working out or running errands. They are available in mid and high-rise 0-20 sizes.

Trousers: Trousers are a more tailored bottom that is perfect for dressing up or down. The lululemon size guide for trousers recommends ordering your regular size.

How to know if you are wearing the right size in Lululemon Apparel

Sizing can be tricky when it comes to shopping for Lululemon apparel. Different styles fit differently, and the brand’s clothing tends to run on the smaller side.

For women, lululemon sizing generally corresponds with standard clothing sizes. However, many of the brand’s items are designed to be form-fitting, so you may want to consider going a size up if you want a looser fit.

Here is a conversion chart for Europe, Australia, and the UK in comparison with lululemon sizes:

Lululemon sizes Australia/UK European
2/XXS 6 34
4/XS 8 36
6/S 10 38
8/M 12 40
10/L 14 42
12/XL 16 44


For men, lululemon sizing is a little less straightforward. The brand offers a variety of different fits, so it can be tricky to determine which size is right for you. In general, men’s lululemon clothing tends to run a little small. If you’re between sizes, it’s usually best to go with the larger option.

Choosing the right size lululemon can be tricky. It’s important to get the perfect fit so you can feel comfortable and move freely. Here are four tips for finding the right size:

  1. Comfort is key: Make sure the pants are not too tight or too loose. You should be able to move freely and feel comfortable in your lululemon.
  2. The movement test is important: Bend over, squat down, and do a few jumping jacks to see how the pants move. They should stretch and move with you, not restrict your movement.
  3. Check the fabric: Luon fabric is smooth and sleek, so if your pants are wrinkled, they may be too big.
  4. Look at the size chart: Compare your measurements to the size chart to find the right size for you.

Remember, everyone is different and there is no one perfect size for everyone.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for a new pair of Lululemon pants or a top, it is important to know your size. This is especially true if you are shopping online since then you won’t be able to try on the product in-store.

To help you choose the right Lululemon size, we have put together this detailed Lululemon sizing guide with charts for men and women. If you have more questions feel free to ask.

Lululemon Sizing FAQs

Does Lululemon Offer Plus Sizing?

Lululemon has expanded its sizing from 0-20 for six of its core pieces. If you are looking for pants, the brand’s “core pieces” include the Align Pant, the ABC Pant, and the Wunder Under Pant. For these pants, the size range goes from XXS-XL for women and XS-XXL for men. If you are looking for a top, the brand’s “core pieces” include tanks tops, and the Scuba Hoodie.

What is Asia Fit in Lululemon

Asia Fit is Lululemon’s answer to the needs of their Asian customers. Many shoppers have found that the Asia Fit style provides a much better fit than the standard style. In particular, the waistband is narrower and the fit is better on the knees and calves. The overall look is slightly longer down the hip, which many Asian customers prefer.

What size is size 6 in Lululemon?

Whichever size you wear in most other brands, Lululemon size 6 will generally be a little different. However, since Lulu’s sizing is unique, it’s always best to go into a store and try on a few different sizes to find the perfect fit. With that said, 27″ and 37″ are the typical measurements for a size 6 in lulus

How do I know my Lululemon size?

The first step to finding your size is to know your measurements. To find your waistband size, measure around the narrowest part of your torso. For women, this will probably be near your navel or just below it. For men, it might be lower than for women, depending on how you carry your weight. To determine your hip size, measure around the fullest part of your hips. If you’re having trouble deciding between two sizes, go with the larger of the two.

What is a Lululemon size 4 equivalent to?

A size 4 in Lululemon is equivalent to a size 25″ waist and a size 35″ hip.

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